oponerse
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oponerse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be against)
a. to oppose
Nadie se opuso abiertamente al plan; sin embargo, nunca se llevó a cabo.Nobody opposed the plan openly; nevertheless, it was never carried out.
b. to be opposed
Mis padres nunca se opusieron a que fuera actriz.My parents were never opposed to my becoming an actress.
2. (to raise objections)
a. to object
¿Están todos de acuerdo? - ¡No, yo me opongo!Does everybody agree? - No, I object!
3. (to go against)
a. to contradict
Sus ideas se oponen a todo aquello por lo que nosotros siempre hemos luchado.His ideas contradict everything we have always fought for.
oponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to show one's readiness for)
a. to put up (resistance)
Cuando los asaltantes sacaron sus armas, nadie opuso resistencia.When the robbers produced their guns, nobody put up any resistance.
b. to offer (resistance)
Los indígenas en su mayoría no opusieron resistencia, sino que intentaron huir.Most natives did not offer any resistance, but tried to escape instead.
5. (to present)
a. to put forward (arguments)
El comité opuso poderosos argumentos a la propuesta.The committee put forward powerful arguments against the proposal.
b. to set out (reasons)
Las razones que opuso al proyecto no me resultaron en absoluto convincentes.I didn't find the reasons she set out against the project at all convincing.
6. (to set against)
a. to counter
A ese arraigado pesimismo, es preciso oponer una visión clara y objetiva.We need to counter that rooted pessimism with a clear and objective vision.
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oponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (resistencia)
a. to put up
2. (argumento, razón)
a. to put forward, to give
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to be opposed
oponerse a algoto be opposed to something
todos se opusieron al planeverybody was opposed to the plan
me opongo a que vengan ellos tambiénI'm opposed to having them come along too
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oponeropuesto (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
1 [+resistencia] to put up
2 [+argumentos] to set out
estaba en desacuerdo y opuso sus razones he set out the reasons for his disagreement
opuso la razón contra la pasión
3 (poner contra)
opusieron un dique contra el mar they built a dyke as a defence against the sea
pronominal verb
oponerse to be opposed; (mutuamente) to oppose each other
yo no me opongo I don't object; oponerse a algo to oppose sth; se opone rotundamente a ello he is flatly opposed to it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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